Leaf Peepers Half Marathon and 5K
Sunday, October 6, 2024
Thank you to all of our runners, volunteers, and sponsors for making the 2023 races a success. More information about the 2024 races will be posted here when it is available.
Leaf Peepers Half Marathon has been a destination fall road race in Waterbury VT since 1984. Timed for optimal fall scenery, the course makes a loop through downtown Waterbury and then rolls along the Winooski River through Waterbury and Duxbury, with views of changing mixed hardwood leaves across the Green Mountains. The much loved River Road course was changed after Hurricane Irene, but we returned there in 2019. The majority of the Half Marathon course is well maintained dirt road after a few miles of pavement at the start, finishing on a short section of trail along the Cross VT trail. The race finishes on the historic VT state Horseshoe Facility lawn, right back where you started your journey. The 5k course is similar scenery and course, but with about half pavement, half dirt road and finishing over the same scenic section of trail.